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IGF 2020 Village Booth #16 Insafe

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On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, we will celebrate the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), with events and activities taking place right across the globe in over 170 countries, and with many organisational supporters too. With a theme, once again, of "Together for a better internet", the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Read the SID 2020 public report to find out more, and browse this platform to find out how countries and supporters marked the day, and seek to raise awareness of a safer and better internet all year round, or browse the roundup articles to the right of this page.

INSAFE AND INHOPE

Insafe and INHOPE work together through a network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe – typically comprising an awareness centre, helpline, hotline and youth panel.

  • National awareness centres focus on raising awareness and understanding of safer internet issues and emerging trends. They run campaigns to empower children, young people, parents, carers and teachers with the skills, knowledge and strategies to stay safe online and take advantage of the opportunities that internet and mobile technology provides.

    Helplines provide information, advice and assistance to children, youth and parents on how to deal with harmful content, harmful contact (such as grooming) and harmful conduct such as (cyberbullying or sexting). Helplines can increasingly be accessed via a variety of means - telephone, email, web forms, Skype, and online chat services.

  • Hotlines exist to allow members of the public to report illegal content anonymously. Reports are then passed on to the appropriate body for action (internet service provider, Law Enforcement Agency in the country or corresponding INHOPE Association Hotline).
  • Youth panels allow young people to express their views and exchange knowledge and experiences concerning their use of online technologies, as well as tips on how to stay safe. They also advise on internet safety and empowerment strategy, help create innovative resources and disseminate eSafety messages to their peers.

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